Red Newt Cellars is pleased to announce that Rebecca Mahmoud has joined the Red Newt Cellars wine marketing and distribution team. Her focus as brand ambassador will be on facilitating and expanding Red Newt Cellars’ recognition and distribution in North America. Red Newt is currently distributed to 15 US states, Europe, Japan, China and New Zealand. Continue reading Rebecca Mahmoud joins Red Newt Cellars Winery as National Brand Ambassador.
When Kelby Russell set foot on the Harvard University campus as a freshman in the fall of 2005, he planned to pursue a career in nanotechnology. Not soon after his arrival, Russell, a musician, switched to a major in government and minor in economics with the intention of entering the orchestra management business. Thirteen years later, the Newark, N.Y. native is the head winemaker at Red Newt Cellars and Bistro. Continue reading Newter Profiles – Winemaker Kelby Russell
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Electric-pink color and piercing acidity add to the unique personality of this bold angular Cabernet Franc rosé. Tart sour-cherry and raspberry flavors are pristine and primary, but nuanced with lingering hints of bramble and savory herb. This is a refreshingly substantive style of rosé to enjoy with even heartier fare well into the fall months. reviewed 7/1/2017 Anna Lee C. Iijima
Red Newt Cellars is a top producer of life-changing Finger Lakes Riesling. Founded in 1998, Red Newt wines have garnered national and international acclaim for decades.
Founding winemaker David Whiting and winemaker Kelby Russell share their perspectives… Continue reading Our passion. Our story.
Red Newt’s 2012 Curry Creek Pinot Gris shows the heat of the vintage with its super-ripe nose of bruised strawberries, crème brulee, and honey. The palate is plush and decadent but lacking the acidity to carry all that flesh. Some residual sugar (27 grams per liter) is apparent.
— Kelli White 85 reviewed Jul 2016 Visit Vinous.com
By far the most tense and rocky Riesling of the Red Newt lineup, the 2012 Sawmill Creek South Block opens with aromas of green apple, bread dough, and petrol. On the palate the wine is austere to the point of feeling bony, with a penetrating chalky quality that extends into the finish. 7 grams per liter residual sugar.
— Kelli White 89 reviewed Jul 2016 Visit Vinous.com
Like the Pinot Gris from the same vineyard and vintage, this is a seriously ripe wine that is a bit lacking in terms of finesse and energy. Though more successful than the Pinot Gris, it is still too rich for my tastes. The nose is intensely floral, with tropical fruit accents. The palate is soft and broad, with low acidity and 17 grams of residual sugar. A phenolic edge on the finish adds interest. 17 grams per liter residual sugar.
— Kelli White 86 reviewed Jul 2016 Visit Vinous.com